Developing electrolysis and hydrogen applications in industry
Creating a testbed for evaluation and demonstration
Making the switch to a renewable power generation
Aiming to enable a fossil-free future
Swedish Hydrogen Development Center
On our way to climate neutrality
Sweden aims to have a fossil-independent transport sector in 2030, fossil-free power generation in 2040, and a climate neutral society in 2045. Against this background, interest in electrolysis and renewable hydrogen is increasing rapidly.
Renewable hydrogen from electrolysis has the potential to play an important role in a future energy system and help Sweden and other countries to switch to renewable power generation, climate-neutral industries and a climate-neutral society.
RISE Research institutes of Sweden, and Swerim have now, with support from industry, received project funding from Vinnova to jointly develop a new knowledge center where different components and applications can be tested and evaluated – a testbed. The new physical facility including electrolysis will be built in Luleå, Sweden.
An open and neutral arena
“The testbed will be an open and neutral arena where you can evaluate and demonstrate both single components and entire value chains for a wide range of different hydrogen applications. This may include energy storage, production of biofuels and green chemicals or hydrogen applications in the metallurgical industry” says project coordinator Anna-Karin Jannasch, RISE.
“Equally important as the physical testbed is the competence center for hydrogen technologies that we now create” she says.
“The establishment of this testbed provides a unique opportunity to accelerate the development and deployment of hydrogen technology across multiple industries and in society. Swerim and RISE create critical mass to support development and enable us to expand our existing testbeds and services to meet industry needs” says Lawrence Hooey, project manager at Swerim.
Experience and expertise
Both RISE and Swerim have extensive experience in designing and realizing larger industrial projects and in developing and running various forms of test beds and pilot and demonstration environments.
We stand for innovation competence in terms of both electrolysis as individual process and in complete industrial value chains, for example thermochemical conversion processes for biochemichal and biofuel production and a wide range of metallurgical applications and support processes.
On March 11-12, our first project workshop of the year was held at our SHDC-partner Siemens Energy. The event focused on ‘Policy and funding for industrial electrolysis and use of hydrogen gas’.
A new project led by RISE and Swerim aims to reduce industrial climate emissions using large-scale electrolysis.
Governor Björn O. Nilsson, Swerim’s CEO Pontus Sjöberg and Nils-Olof Lindfors from the regional council inaugurated Swerim’s new hydrogen plant in Luleå.
Sweden’s national climate goals
Fossil independent transportation sector
Fossil-free power generation
Climate neutral society
A strong partnership
The testbed Swedish Hydrogen Development Center will be jointly developed by RISE, Swerim and a working group consisting of more than twenty stakeholders and future testbed users according to the triple helix model, i.e. interactions and collaboration between academia, industry and governments.
The growing group of partners include Hybrit, Höganäs, Sandvik, Perstorp, Nouryon, Haldor Topsoe, HydrogenPro and many more.
A strong partnership
The test bed will be jointly developed by RISE, Swerim and a working group consisting of more than twenty of stakeholders and future testbed users.
Find all our external partners here.